“Have a vision, acknowledge your dreams and pursue them taking active steps.”
Sacha Beverley (1977) was born in Gold Coast, Australia. She has always been very creative. She recalls, “When I was seven, I remember making greetings cards in my bedroom to sell to my mum and family. I was also winning coloring competitions at the age of 8. I guess I was born creative!” When she left school at 17, she started working in hospitality, administration and photography, and at the age of 21 she started traveling around the world while working. She says, “It’s thanks to traveling that I really started having an understanding of myself and others, as well as of what I liked, what I didn’t like and what I was passionate about.” Once back in Australia, she realized that hospitality was not really something she wanted to do in the long run, which made her take a course in interior design. She worked for seven years in the design industry until two factors made her realize that she was ready for another career change, the first one being that while working as an interior designer in London she took a course at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in textile design and fell in love with transporting art onto fabric; the second being the fact that she lost her job, which gave her the final push to take the leap of faith and pursue a career in art. She says, “Losing my job was a blessing in disguise.” Today, Sacha has her own gallery in Southport, considered to be Gold Coast’s business district, which she opened in 2012.
Published in the hard-copy of Work Style Magazine, Fall 2014